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Leviathan’s Blood (Children book 2) by Ben Peek (book review).

October 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Leviathan’s Blood (Children book 2) by Ben Peek (book review).

‘Leviathan’s Blood’ is the second book in Ben Peek’s ‘Children’ series. Following immediately on from the first book, ‘Godless’, this book follows Ayae and Zaifyr as they seek refuge and hope in Yeflam, along with the thousands of refugees from Ayae’s home, Mireea, which was destroyed by the armies of the new god. They are […]

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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman (book review).

October 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman (book review).

‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’ by Neil Gaiman is narrated by a middle-aged man whose name is never mentioned who, after a funeral, drives to his childhood home and remembers his life as a seven year-old and his friendship with Lettie Hempstock. After a opal miner with money problems commits suicide in […]

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Glass Sword (The Red Queen book 2) by Victoria Aveyard (book review)

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Glass Sword (The Red Queen book 2) by Victoria Aveyard  (book review)

‘Glass Sword’ is the second book in ‘The Red Queen’ series by Victoria Aveyard. The series is set in a futuristic world, a thousand years after a nuclear holocaust where there are now two different types of humans, Reds and Silvers. Reds are regular humans with red blood and the Silvers have super-human powers and […]

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Red Queen (The Red Queen series book 1) by Victoria Aveyard (book review).

October 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Red Queen (The Red Queen series book 1) by Victoria Aveyard (book review).

‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard is first book in ‘The Red Queen’ series. It is a fantasy novel set in the world hundreds of years from now after a nuclear holocaust. The world now has two distinct species of people, the Reds and the Silvers. The Reds are red-blooded humans like us whilst the Silvers […]

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The God Engines by John Scalzi (book review).

October 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The God Engines by John Scalzi (book review).

‘The God Engines’ is a standalone novel fantasy novel set in space. Ean Tephe is the Captain of The Righteous, a spaceship powered by an enslaved god that is tortured into moving the ship through space. Tephe and his crew are devout followers of their own god who has subjugated other gods and placed them […]

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Alice In Wonderland (1933) (DVD film review).

October 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alice In Wonderland (1933) (DVD film review).

I came across this 1933 version of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ while reviewing a book recently and then discovered it was available cheap on the Net. Amongst its large cast members were Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields, although you’ll be hard pushed to recognise them, which raised an eyebrow. Forget the illustration on the […]

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The Bewilderment A Hipposync Archives Novel (The Hippsync Archives) by D.C. Farmer (book review).

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Bewilderment A Hipposync Archives Novel (The Hippsync Archives) by D.C. Farmer (book review).

Bobby Miracle, the joint lead character in ‘The Bewilderment’, sometime Goth and sometime intern, realises she has blown her assignment. She’s about to slip away from the offices of the publisher Hipposync Enterprises when an event of quite startlingly proportions stops her in her tracks. One moment and she’d have been out of there but […]

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Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One might nostalgically recall the days back when the cheesy yet infectious Japanese monster movies were such a magnificent draw during those hazy Saturday afternoons showcasing the double creature feature matinees that aired weekly on US television. We were considered very lucky if we had ‘Mothera Battle Gamera’ in one showing followed up by experiencing the sheer thrill of watching ‘Rodan’ take […]

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An Apprentice To Elves (Iskryne book 3) by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (book review).

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
An Apprentice To Elves (Iskryne book 3) by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (book review).

In all honesty, ‘An Apprentice To Elves’ by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear was a disappointment for me. Without being familiar with the previous two volumes in the ‘Iskryne’ series, all I had to go on was the publisher’s blurb that included ideas about elves and men, as well as the protagonist’s obviously Anglo-Saxon name, […]

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Treachery’s Tools : the Tenth Book of the Imager Portfolio by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Treachery’s Tools : the Tenth Book of the Imager Portfolio by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

‘Treachery’s Tools’ continues L.E. Modesitt Jr’s ‘Imager Portfolio’ series set on the continent of Solidar, on the world of Terahnar, though the planet’s name is seldom mentioned and if there are any other continents on it they haven’t come up yet. In previous books, the land has been united under a Rex Regis, thanks largely […]

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